La Promessa Dell Alba

Autore: Romain Gary
Editore: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8854511471
Grandezza: 70,68 MB
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Chi non ha pensato un giorno che viviamo giusto per onorare i sogni, le speranze e i sacrifici dei nostri genitori? Romain Gary non soltanto ha tenacemente nutrito questo pensiero, ma vi ha dedicato un libro intero, questo libro: La promessa dell’alba, una delle sue opere più intense, più belle e più riuscite. Era bambino, Gary, all’alba appunto della sua vita, quando promise per la prima volta a sua madre di tornare un giorno a casa dopo aver strappato vittoriosamente il possesso di questo mondo ai potenti e ai malvagi. Prima di Biancaneve, prima del Gatto con gli Stivali, prima dei Sette Nani e della Fata Carabosse, sua madre, infatti, gli sussurrò i nomi della vasta schiera di nemici contro cui un uomo degno di questo nome deve battersi. C’è prima di tutti Tatoche, il dio della stupidità, col sedere rosso da scimmia e la testa da intellettuale. Nel 1940 era il cocco e il teorico dei tedeschi, dopo si è appollaiato sulle spalle dei nostri scienziati, e a ogni esplosione nucleare la sua ombra si fa un po’ più alta sopra la terra. C’è Merzavka, il dio delle certezze assolute, una specie di cosacco ritto sopra cumuli di cadaveri; ogni volta che uccide, tortura e opprime in nome delle sue verità religiose, politiche o morali, la metà del genere umano gli lecca le scarpe con commozione. C’è Filoche, il dio della meschinità, dei pregiudizi, del disprezzo, dell’odio che, affacciato alla guardiola della portineria, all’ingresso del mondo abitato, grida: «Sporco americano, sporco arabo, sporco ebreo, sporco russo, sporco cinese, sporco negro». E vi sono numerosi altri dei, più misteriosi e più loschi, più insidiosi e nascosti, difficili da identificare... Libro unico, che costituisce «uno dei più straordinari tributi mai scritti da un uomo a sua madre » (Newsweek), e ci restituisce l’affascinante vita di chi, come Romain Gary, è cresciuto aspettando il giorno in cui avrebbe potuto scostare con la mano il velo che oscura l’universo, La promessa dell’alba ci mostra come il sogno di restituire la terra a coloro che la riempiono del loro coraggio e del loro amore possa generare grande letteratura. «Uno dei più straordinari tributi mai scritti da un uomo a sua madre.» Newsweek «Nessun lettore può restare insensibile davanti a queste pagine così commoventi.» Le Monde «È il libro di Romain Gary che preferisco. Anaïs Nin

Promise At Dawn

Autore: Romain Gary
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811222233
Grandezza: 63,60 MB
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A classic of modern French literature, the thrilling real-life story of the military hero, ambassador, ladies man, writer, and loving son I grew up longing for the day when I could tear down the veil of darkness and absurdity concealing the true face of the universe and discover at last a smile of kindness and wisdom; I grew up in the certitude that one day I should help my fellow men to wrest the world from our enemies and give back the earth to those who ennoble it with their courage and warm it with their love. Promise at Dawn begins as the story of a mother’s sacrifice: alone and poor, she fights fiercely to give her son the very best. Romain Gary chronicles his childhood in Russia, Poland, and on the French Riveria; he recounts his adventurous life as a young man fighting for France in World War II. But above all he tells the story of the love for his mother that was his very life—their secret and private planet, their wonderland “born out of a mother’s murmur into a child’s ear, a promise whispered at dawn of future triumphs and greatness, of justice and love.”

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Autore: Romain Gary
Editore: George Braziller
Grandezza: 51,52 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2279
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Fifty-nine-year-old Jacques Rainier, international tycoon and former Resistance leader, finds himself in love with a beautiful young Brazilian woman at a time when his virility is waning and the European economic recession threatens his financial empire

La Promessa Dell Alba Shanghai

Autore: Mathieu Mariolle
ISBN: 9788869115165
Grandezza: 64,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4910
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The Life Before Us

Autore: Romain Gary
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209618
Grandezza: 50,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2404
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Momo, an orphaned Arab boy, struggles to help Madame Rosa, a dying former prostitute and survivor of Auschwitz, whose Paris boarding-house has sheltered other prostitutes' children.


Autore: Elie Wiesel
Editore: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
Grandezza: 61,53 MB
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Vista: 9760
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

The Tower

Autore: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330527487
Grandezza: 58,33 MB
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Vista: 452
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AD 70. A ferocious, mysterious force hidden in a solitary tower annihilated a squad of Roman soldiers advancing through the Sahara desert. There was a single survivor: the Etruscan diviner Avile Vipinas, who later described the horror of the creature in the tower and suggested how it could be destroyed. Nearly 2,000 years later, to find the tower and solve its unutterable mystery, three men venture into the heart of the Sahara: an archaeologist following the traces of his father, a colonel from the Foreign Legion thirsting for revenge, and a priest who puts his faith to the ultimate test. Just what is the dark being that slumbers in the tower?

Spring Snow

Autore: Yukio Mishima
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 030783431X
Grandezza: 47,29 MB
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Yukio Mishima’s Spring Snow is the first novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. Here we meet Shigekuni Honda, who narrates this epic tale of what he believes are the successive reincarnations of his friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae. It is 1912 in Tokyo, and the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders — rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power. Shigekuni Honda, an aspiring lawyer and his childhood friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae, are the sons of two such families. As they come of age amidst the growing tensions between old and new, Kiyoaki is plagued by his simultaneous love for and loathing of the spirited young woman Ayakura Satoko. But Kiyoaki’s true feelings only become apparent when her sudden engagement to a royal prince shows him the magnitude of his passion — and leads to a love affair both doomed and inevitable. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Autore: Patricia Cornwell
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439187517
Grandezza: 22,27 MB
Formato: PDF
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Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You

Autore: Peter Cameron
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429927130
Grandezza: 77,43 MB
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Articulate, sensitive, and cynical, he rejects all of the assumptions that govern the adult world around him–including the expectation that he will go to college in the fall. He would prefer to move to an old house in a small town somewhere in the Midwest. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You takes place over a few broiling days in the summer of 2003 as James confides in his sympathetic grandmother, stymies his canny therapist, deplores his pretentious sister, and devises a fake online identity in order to pursue his crush on a much older coworker. Nothing turns out how he'd expected. "Possibly one of the all-time great New York books, not to mention an archly comic gem" (Peter Gadol, LA Weekly), Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the insightful, powerfully moving story of a young man questioning his times, his family, his world, and himself.